Who sez I never smile? Hugs ain't
Is Bruce that desperate? The
teens had his number anyway.
Did Host doublebook a wedding party?
Either the Martians have landed or
a deperate plea for attention ...
In it's ninth year, Liar's Dice remained one of the
three late night jewels in the WBC triple crown. Again, over
200 crazed liars ended their day with hopes of becoming the ultimate
fibber. The festivities started off with the traditional massed
cup shake and smash to the tables. This year there was an added
bonus of a special hug appeal notification for Don Greenwood,
which resulted in many hugs for, and threats from, our illustrious
Many lied, but few were believed. 36 prevaricators stretched
the truth well enough to advance to Round 2. This year your happy
GM again was knocked out in the first round and spent another
year on the sidelines learning how to lie with a straight face.
The semis separated the politicians from the ordinary liars and
six fully qualified presidential candidates emerged in the form
of Josh Githens, Jeff Plummer, Glen Pearce, Tim Packwood, Andrew
Emerick, and Kevin Wojtaszczyk. Josh, the inaugural champion,
has now made the Final three times and if that doesn't qualify
him for the oval office, nothing does. Only four other players
have ever scored laurels twice, let alone three times!
Jeff made the initial challenge of Josh's bid of nine stars
and drawing first blood from the former champ when the cups revealed
only eight. Tim was the next to donate when his bid of ten 3's
was successfully called by Andrew - costing him two dice. Jeff
joined the casualty list when Glen correctly called his eight-star
bid, costing him a die. Kevin then hit the jackpot when Josh
called his five-stars to reveal the first exactor, costing himself
and everyone but Kevin a die and leaving Kevin in possession
of the only full hand.
Glen then took his exit in short order. His bid of five-stars
cost him one die when Tim called, but that was nothing compared
to what happened next. Jeff bid eight 5's and Glen's challenge
revealed 13 so Glen lost his last four dice in one call and was
left contemplating sixth place laurels.
Kevin finally lost a die with his faulty challenge of Andrew's
eight 4's, but others were soon put under far greater pressure.
Jeff lost two dice challenging Josh's four stars and Tim lost
another to Andrew's challenge of three stars. That left both
players with but a single die remaining.
Tim bought them another round by correctly bidding five 5's.
Andrew's challenge revealed the second exactor, costing all but
Tim and Jeff another die. Josh decided they'd hung around long
enough. First, he bid four 5's and showed Jeff the door when
he called. Next Tim was ushered out after challenging Josh's
bid of four 4's.
The three survivors now knew they were going to get wood of
some sort. Unfortunately for Josh he was behind with two dice,
to Kevin's three and Andrew's four. But Andrew's advantage proved
short lived. In the next round Andrew bid three 1's and Kevin's
call revealed but one, making him the new leader. Josh's bid
of three 2's left him with but a single die when Andrew called,
costing him one. Andrew enjoyed that arrangement so much that
he also called Josh's next bid of three 5's with the same result
and introduced Josh to the bronze, although the newest BPA Board
member remains firmly atop the LID laurels. A natural ...
Kevin led Andrew three dice to two, but that wouldn't last.
Andrew bid three 5's while showing a star and re-rolling his
other die. Thus encouraged, Kevin called only to find three showing
so both players were now even at two dice apiece. Andrew started
the bidding with two 5's and Kevin didn't fall for Andrew's bluff
this time without a re-roll. His call revealed only one and reduced
Andrew to his final die.
Kevin bid two 5's to start the next round. Andrew called since
he had none but when Kevin's safe roll of two 5's was revealed,
Andrew lost his last die and Kevin won his 14th tournament. He
became the ninth different player in as many years to win the
Liar's Dice championship. A career in politics can't be
Thanx to all for playing and please ignore any "Kick
me" signs Don Greenwood tapes to my back next year.
No RJ ... you don't need your suit
to stay up past 11 unless you're going to the Werewolf Prom.
Jon Anderson, Greg Kulp and Kevin
Youells actually played the game ... heck, you'd think this was
a party or something.
Leave it to the Young 'Uns to
class up the joint.
Is this Prom wear in upstate